The FCC is holding a public workshop on two independent studies that were requested in connection with the development of the National Broadband Plan: the Berkman Center's "Next Generation Connectivity: A review of broadband Internet transitions and policy from around the world"; and the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information's "Broadband in America: Where It is and Where It is Going." Attend in person or online...
Tomorrow, the FCC hosts a "Workshop: Review and Discussion of Broadband Deployment Research"; on Monday, Ian Kash discusses "Monetary Policy for Scrip Systems"; and on Tuesday, Sahara Byrne of Cornell University will present on "Parent versus Child Reports of Internet Behaviors and Support for Strategies to Prevent Negative Effects of Online Exposure".
Tonight, Cyberscholars convenes in Cambridge, MA at the Berkman Center. Next week, on Monday, 12/7, we'll celebrate the release of Berkman Fellow Andrew McAfee's book "Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization's Toughest Challenges" in a session at Harvard Law School.
Rey Junco, Associate Professor and the Director of Disability Services in the Department of Academic Development and Counseling at Lock Haven University
Recent research has shown that social media use is correlated with indices of student engagement. While a relationship exists, no research has been conducted to elucidate the causal connection, if any, between engagement in social media spaces and engagement in the real world. This talk will outline an experimental study, currently underway, that assesses whether first-year college students’ use of Twitter affects student engagement and success.